Chula Vista, CA (October 7, 2022) – On Tuesday evening, October 4, an accident involving a motorcycle and a Metro Transit bus was reported in Chula Vista that killed one person.
The Chula Vista Police Department reported that the accident occurred at the intersection of Third Avenue and Orange Avenue. The motorcycle entered the intersection and crashed into the side of the MTS transit bus. The impact caused the motorcyclist to be thrown to the road and sustain catastrophic injuries.
Emergency personnel was immediately called to the scene. They arrived and rendered care to the injured motorcyclist. The motorcyclist was unresponsive. Sadly, the motorcyclist’s injuries were too severe and he was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The motorcyclist’s name has not been released at this time. The driver of the bus and none of the occupants sustained injuries in the accident.
The circumstances surrounding the accident are under further investigation by local authorities. The driver of the bus was cooperative with the police investigation. The driver was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
We extend our deepest condolences to the deceased victim’s family at this time. Our thoughts are with all those who have been affected by this tragedy.
Fatal Bus Accidents in California
Millions of people rely on bus transportation every day. Buses are common in urban areas and are part of California’s efforts to be environmentally friendly. Bus transportation is important to its patrons because it is convenient, more cost-efficient, and more accessible to the poor, disabled, and elderly than traveling by car.
Every day, thousands of buses travel California’s roads, transporting people to their destinations without issues. Occasionally accidents occur. Buses are large and can be difficult to control and maneuver on busy roadways. They have larger blind spots than ordinary vehicles and sometimes it’s harder for them to see other vehicles around them. However, bus drivers are held to a higher standard of safety than other drivers on the road. California law regards buses as a “common carrier”. Therefore, bus drivers owe a duty to the public to exercise the highest level of care possible when operating the bus to avoid injury to its passengers and those traveling in its vicinity.
Motorcycles are also a common mode of transportation in California. California has more than 800,000 registered motorcycles in the state and this has increased over the years. Motorcyclists enjoy the state’s favorable year-round climate, beautiful scenery, historic roads, and low fuel and maintenance costs. Motorcyclists are entitled to their fair share of the roadways. As such, drivers owe a duty of care to watch for motorcyclists and respect their space.
Losing a loved one in a bus accident is a traumatic event in one’s life. Of course, no amount of money could replace that person in your life. However, a wrongful death suit against a negligent party who caused your loved one’s death can help you get justice for your deceased family member and help compensate you for the financial damages you’ve incurred. An experienced and compassionate attorney can help you with this process and ease the burden of dealing with the insurance company on your own.
If you have lost somebody you love in a fatal bus accident, speak with a legal advocate that you can trust. Please do not hesitate to contact a Chula Vista wrongful death attorney by calling (949) 536-9467 to see how we can help you.
Note: This accident news post was created with the use of outside sources. These sources include local news reports, state and local police reports, social media platforms, and eyewitness accounts about serious bus accidents that occur in Southern California. For that reason, we have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this accident. If you find any information that is incorrect, please contact the Law Offices of Samer Habbas & Associates, PC so that we can update the post to reflect the most accurate information available.
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